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Last edited at 12:21PM on 12/12/2011
Why do some people believe in a god? What's so normal about believing in an invisible being in the sky? Why do people HAVE to believe in a god? Everyone is entitled to believe what they want without being criticised for their beliefs. I don't believe in a "god", & this bible book was written by MEN, human men who put their own beliefs & agenda into this book, and were NOT spoken to by some invisible being. Notice that its all MEN who wrote this book-do you really believe a "god" would refuse to speak to WOMEN too? More wars have been fought over religion than anything else, yet doesn't your "god" preach non-violence & that killing is WRONG? Don't you have problems of your own to worry about, instead of what OTHER people may or may not believe? BTW, I don't believe that if I make an ugly face that it will freeze like that, unlike what my parents told me! I also don't believe that if I step on a crack it will break my mother's back!
Why would they? Why do some people believe in god?
Some people do not need superstition to make life bearable. Some people are taught to confront reality as it is. Some people do not seek justification (for what they intend to do anyway) in traditional notions passed down from a band of racist shepherds, whose greatest claim to fame was (and is!) their skill at killing their neighbors for their land.
We all have our own beliefs, just like you do. We were born with the right to believe, the right to think and to live life the way we want it. We do not have to believe what you believe merely because some people believe in God. About the only thing I believe in is MYSELF, and that we must find a way to do good and live a good life OURSELVES. We have rights to not believe in him. We have minds, too, we were born with them and we can do anything we want with them. If you think reality is that he exists, we may think that reality is that he DOESN'T exist.
God gave us free will so people can believe in whatever they think suits them best. Each individual writes on his book of life. When he dies, he faces his Creator and is judged according to what he has done when still alive. You have heard of Sigmund Freud and how he described the infant stage as being focused on the self or the Id. Some people remain fixated in this stage, the spiritual Id. Be observant and look around you.
Whether people do or don't believe in god, a god, gods, no god at all, whatever, is their own personal choice. I will point out, however, that each of these choices involves believing something that CAN'T BE PROVED. So none of us should really be shaking our finger at any of the rest of us. What we each have is a BELIEF, not knowledge, and that's as it should be. It's about faith, not knowledge.
Because they might not have faced real hardship or challenge in their lives,perhaps. Some also believe in evolution versus creationism/religion etc. I think God created us and He also gave us evolution as a way to make it more interesting and palatable for our little minds to accept something greater than us to look up to. What do you think?